General election in Denmark 2022

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has announced the next general election in Denmark. The election will be held on November 1st 2022.

General elections are a cornerstone in the Danish democracy. This is where the electorate decides which candidates and political parties will be represented in the Danish Parliament, thereby influencing the future direction of Danish politics and society. According to the Constitutional Act of Denmark, there must be held general election at least once every 4 years.

Today, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (S) announced the date of the next general election to be November 1st 2022.

Who can vote?

Danish citizens who have permanent residence in Denmark, Greenland or the Faroe Islands and are at least 18 years of age are entitled to vote.

The turnout at general elections is high in Denmark compared to other countries, with 80-90 per cent of the electorate casting their vote.

Who can be elected?

To be eligible for election as a Member of the Danish Parliament, candidates must be entitled to vote in a general election, and must not have been convicted of an offence that makes the candidate unworthy to sit in Parliament. Members of Parliament decide whether a candidate is worthy to sit in Parliament or not.

On November 1st, 179 Members will be elected to fill the seats of the Danish Parliament.

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